peritrichous [puh-ri-tri-kuh s] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- (of bacteria) having a uniform distribution of flagella over the body surface.
- (of certain protozoans) having cilia arranged spirally around the mouth.
Origin of peritrichous 1875–80;+ -trichous Greek -trichos -haired; see , Examples from the Web for peritrichous Historical Examples of peritrichous
Sporogenous rodlets, drumstick-shaped:—Plectridium (Fischer), motile (peritrichous).
peritrichous in Medicine peritrichous [pə-rĭt′rĭ-kəs] adj.
- Of, relating to, or having cilia or other appendicular organs projecting from the periphery of a cell.